The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today released a proposed regulatory framework for new strategies to control Salmonella contamination in poultry products and reduce foodborne illness caused by these products. The agency will host a virtual public meeting on November 3, 2022 to gather input from stakeholders on the proposed framework.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that salmonella causes about 1.35 million infections and her 26,500 hospitalizations each year. More than 23% of these infections are due to consumption of poultry. Food poisoning can have a devastating effect on people’s lives, both personally and financially, and its costs affect the economy. According to USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) data, the total cost of foodborne salmonella infections in the United States is a staggering $4.1 billion annually, with a cost to the economy of 88 million dollars in lost productivity. is a dollar. This is a real cost to real people and can and should be prevented.
“Poultry Salmonella is a complex problem, and we know there is no single solution,” said USDA Assistant Secretary Sandra Eskin. “However, she identified a number of strategic actions that FSIS could take to curb salmonella infections associated with consumption of poultry products, and presents these in this proposed framework.”
Industry, consumer groups and other stakeholder representatives are invited to the public sessions. Attendees must register in advance to attend the session. To view the agenda and register to attend, please visit the Meetings and Events page on the FSIS website. The meeting he will take place on November 3rd from 10am to 4pm. ET via Zoom.